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Thoughtexchange Results

December 21, 2016

Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Community Members, We recently held an online conversation about the early start to the school year. We want to thank you for taking the time to "Share" your thoughts and to "Star" the thoughts of others. We are excited to launch the "Discover" stage of this conversation. Please click here to see the results and learn more about what people had to say. This information will be very helpful in the development of the final recommendations and decisions. Please read some of my responses to the top questions asked on the Welcome page. 

Your participation was greatly appreciated. 


Dr. Michael Funk 

What is a Thoughtexchange Process? Learn more here 


Students having fun at fundraising events

Elementary Schools Celebrate Fundraising Successes

October 12, 2016

Lakeview, Halverson, Sibley, & Hawthorne all held fundraising events the last week of September

Math and Muffin Morning at Hawthorne Elementary

November 10, 2015

Hawthorne Elementary School held a Math and Muffin Morning.  Families were invited for breakfast, and afterward, parents had the opportunity to learn more about math instruction and helpful math tips they can be doing at home by Amy Schuhmacher, Instructional Coach at Albert Lea Area Schools.  

House Education Finance Committee Meeting to be held in Albert Lea

November 6, 2015

Minnesota House Education Finance Committee meeting to be held Monday, November 9th at 5:00pm.

Brookside Education Center

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Albert Lea girls' swim team wins Big Nine Conference title

November 2, 2015

After compiling a 9-0 dual record, the Albert Lea girls' swimming team continued its dominance.  

Kindergarten Readiness presented to Freeborn County Daycare Association

October 21, 2015

Kristy Nelson, Hawthorne Kindergarten Teacher, and Mary Jo Dorman, Elementary Services Coordinator, presented Kindergarten Readiness to the Freeborn County Daycare Association.